From the mouth of Paul McCartney in his song written after his mother came to him during a difficult time, "there will be an answer, let it be."
It sounds simple. And it is once we practice this. All we have is this second right here right now. We can get lost in the worry, the forward projections, the expectations, the what if's but realistically all we ever have is right here right now. So why invest precious energy and time in worrying about things that are going to happen the way they need to anyway.
"The reality is that tomorrow is most certainly uncertain and no matter how many expectations we form, tomorrow will come, tomorrow will go and it will be what it will be." (Lori Deschene)
Anxiety can weave an ugly web. Moments of truly feeling joy and happiness can be dulled with the anticipation that it will turn sour soon... Learning to enjoy the moment for what it is without the worrying about impending doom is possible when we ALLOW things to happen rather than MAKE them happen.
Our need for controlling situations can stem from fear. We are in conflict with ourselves; we keep fighting, pushing against the natural flow of how it is meant to go.
Surrender or letting it be doesn't mean becoming inactive or lazy. It means that we take action from a place of accepting what is, being grateful for where we are right now and having faith that everything is exactly as it should be.
Questions to ponder:
* What is the worst thing that can happen if I let go and let it be?
* What am I afraid of?